British Craft Trade Fair 2017

Drowning in a sea of bubblewrap as I get everything wrapped up ready to take down to Harrogate on Saturday! I’ve spent an enjoyable day deciding on just how I want to display everything. Pleasantly surprised to discover that I do have enough work to fill my 2 x 1 m shell space. I knowContinue reading “British Craft Trade Fair 2017”

…Saturday Wash Day…

Following yesterday’s mammoth dye session, this morning has seen me tied to the kitchen sink (😂NOT my usual location!) all the dyed fabrics have been rinsed in cold water – So now it’s in the machine and I think it’s time for a cuppa whilst I wait 😊

The Last Shift – all done!

I have so enjoyed  this project, meeting and working with the children at the Primary School and using their designs to complete the banner. So now you can see how it has all fitted together, I’ll have to add a picture of the reverse but this is the front. There was a lovely ‘Oooh’ fromContinue reading “The Last Shift – all done!”

The Last Shift

Construction begins… All the workshops are done, so now it’s time to transform piles of print and spiral dyed fabric into a brilliant banner. I’ve dyed the background fabric and the ribbon streamers. All the scroll text is cut out. I cut the letters with bondaweb so they’ll stay in position when I stitch them.Continue reading “The Last Shift”

The Last Shift begins…

Safely back from the excitements of Essex and Carters Steam Fair (more to follow soon!) Monday was the first day of the ‘Last Shift Project’ to make a primary school banner – and what a busy day it was! Working with toddlers (and their grown ups!), two nursery classes and a reception class, we ‘spiralContinue reading “The Last Shift begins…”

Chilli Rd Proggy Rug Complete!

It seems to be a Spring time of finishing projects! The Chilli Road Proggy Rug project was commissioned a couple of years ago now, as part of the celebrations of the school’s 120th birthday! The project is another triptych – even bigger than My Journey! My role was to work with the children to developContinue reading “Chilli Rd Proggy Rug Complete!”

Oh My Giddy Aunt!

Well, there I was collaging a new bit of sky…bluer than it is outside at the moment, when I paused to check my emails only to find this… I know it doesn’t take much to distract me but…! So, a great big thank you to everyone who voted for me and to the judges forContinue reading “Oh My Giddy Aunt!”

My Journey – Unveiled

Today saw the first unveiling of the triptych. It was such a lovely event. As the work was unveiled a very strong ‘Ooh’ echoed around the room. Everyone seemed to be delighted with how the work had developed and it was great to be able to talk with people about their responses to the workContinue reading “My Journey – Unveiled”

My Journey – Journey’s End

That’s it. I have stitched my last stitch, ends tied in, loose threads trimmed. Photos taken. All of a sudden it’s done…and I feel quite bereft. (Then I remember the aching arms and the workroom that really needs tidying.) My last job is to take it to the framer’s tomorrow. Anxious thoughts..will it stretch wellContinue reading “My Journey – Journey’s End”

My Journey – some final details

Oops more casualties!! Good job I got all those extra needles delivered – I haven’t quite got through them all today but the soil in the garden  section was definitely in need of some fine raking! I said I was going to only let you see small sections now until its all complete – but I thoughtContinue reading “My Journey – some final details”